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. house democratic leader nancy pelosi urged extending middle class tax cut. >> we must not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to wealthiest americans. >> republicans know if they don't the democrats will let the upper income tax cuts expire, which they say will hurt job creation. day after the first news conference in more than half a year and the first after the re-election, newspaper seized on the president's suggestion he might not demand the top income tax rate return to what it was under bill clinton. aides with him for the second tour of damage from hurricane sandy suggested mr. obama's demand is for a sure source of re-knew, leaving negotiators to decide how much the re-knew is. >> what i will not do is to have a process that is vague, that says we're going to sort of, kind of raise revenue through dynamic scoring. or closing loopholes that have not been identified. >> on this day, house speaker john boehner claimed that gallup survey showed most people support lowering the deficit ending the tax loopholes and making needed spending cuts. but that is not specific enough for whit
alone and nancy pelosi in the house said much the same. they're putting and knocking a lot off the table. >> so you won't like this, but two separate issues. stimulus spending on one hand, the president hasn't called for it. leave entitlement spending alone, again, not the central argument that the president has been making, he has already indicated that he is willing to look at entitlement spending and he is willing to compromise on that. >> the details and-- >> charlie, by the way, here is where you can't really believe him. he's made specific recommendations on taxes, it's all laid out there, you know, dividends, you know, upper brackets. he's not made one specific recommendation on entitlement cuts, so-- >> because that's not his primary position, he has indicated he's willing, and-- >> that's right, he doesn't want to do that. >> charlie. >> what do you make of that, that's not on the agenda? >> and he's not submitted a budget in three and a half years period, and he's extreme tli vague, one idea which is correct. tax the rich more, but the rest of it is all just fog, smoke and mirr
that washington doesn't see coming from cutting the workers' hours, to cutting workers period. nancy pelosi says she remain democratic leader in the house. iceberg six. enough said. iceberg eight. not one small business leader invited to the white house. why invite the doomed to their own execution, i guess? iceberg nine republicans offering revenues but of yet, as i said, not a word of a counteroften from democrats in return. what is the return here? sack. iceberg ten. moody's and circling like sharks to take a bite out of the credit rating. taeven before the first victim hits the water. it could go on but why bother? you get the point. so many icebergs, so little time. let me be clear here, all of my populating is based on what i am hearing not what might be happening. hopefully behind the scenes. maybe cooler, wiser, less hysterical heads are quietly and doubtfully cobbling together a fiscal plan to keep the shift afloat. i can ignore the total bull ship. i am hearing from the politicians in front of open microphones. because what i'm hearing, i don't know about you, but what i am hearing sca
. house democratic leader nancy pelosi welcomed newly elected democrats to the house. they will be figuring out office assignments, learning house rules and ethics and how to set up congressional offices. the rookies in the house are at a dinner this evening. hosted by the speaker of the house, john boehner. shep? >> shepard: mike emanuel live on capitol hill. just in to fox news from the o really file? the chief operating officer of the long island power authority or lipa is stepping down in the wake of super storm sandy. this comes on the same day an attorney filed a lawsuit against lipa claiming negligence in the aftermath. and the attorney is seeking class action status potentially including hundreds of thousands of long island customers who, in some cases have had no power for two weeks. the feds say only about 25,000 customers in the storm zone are still in the dark only. certainly a major improvement since just yesterday when the number was three times that. but today as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg pointed out that figure does not include tens of
of the year. house minority leader nancy pelosi is digging in her heels. >> i don't think it would be a good idea for the republicans to hold middle income tax cuts hostage to tax cuts to the wealthy. we have a deficit that we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth and creation of jobs. we have to do it with cuts, we all know that but we also have to do it with revenue on the table. gregg: in just a few minutes we're going to be talking with one of the republicans that leader pelosi will need to work with in the house of representatives, ways and means committee member peter roskam will be joining us live. martha: we're just getting started here on this monday morning and we're glad to have you with us. we have a brand new report today about the effort to preserve a sacred memorial for veterans deep in the california dessert after vandalism and years of court fights. gregg: plus breaking developments in the middle east. israel firing on syria this morning. we'll have a live report from the israeli-syrian border just ahead. martha: also a massive explosion in a quiet suburb kills two
striking this deal? what about nancy pelosi, harry reid, mitch mcconnell? in 2011 it was basically boehner and obama, this time there might be a few more lawmakers who want in on this deal. jenna: the president's going to be sitting down with leaders later on this week. let's talk about style versus substance, something we talked about a lot with the election. i was reading comments from the ceo of at&t today, also the senior economist from bank of america who say, listen, if they'd reach an agreement, great. but if between now and then and the disagreements look really big and bad, that's going to damage this economy because it just shatters any consumer confidence going into the holiday season. >> yes. jenna: so, ultimately, they could find a solution, but damage will already be done. what dueck about that, bob? what do you think about the style to all this as well? >> that's why -- and i agree with that, they're going to need a deal by mid december because it's going to shatter consumer confidence, and the stock market's going to play a big role here. we saw that in the bailout in 2008
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